Soccer News of Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Ghana and Chelsea winger Christian Atsu held his first training session with Malaga on Tuesday afternoon after joining the Spanish La Liga side on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
The Ghana international winger had been on loan at Bournemouth, but struggled for playing time at the Premier League outfit.
His arrival at Malaga training on Tuesday morning looks to have revived the Ghana star and he did not look rusty.
Interim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink made clear to Atsu recently that he had little chance of playing at Stamford Bridge and advised the former FC Porto man to look for a solution to his situation.
And that has come in the form of Malaga, with Atsu penning a loan deal with the Spanish side.
Atsu joins a side sitting in 12th spot in La Liga, with 24 points collected from 21 games so far, just one fewer than Gary Neville’s Valencia team.
The 24-year-old made just two appearances for Bournemouth during the duration of his loan at the club, though did suffer through injury.
Malaga represent Atsu’s fourth loan spell away from Chelsea, after stints at Vitesse, Everton and Bournemouth.